A few things…

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We have a Late Start  this Wednesday, December 12th. School starts at 9:35 a.m. Please do not drop your child off before 9:00 a.m. Thank you!

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There is an important PTA Meeting this Friday, December 14th at 9 a.m.

This will be the first of a series of Health and Nutrition Meetings being presented by Beaumont Health Systems.

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Arabic School Registration this Friday December 14th and December 21st from 12 – 5 p.m. in the Main Lobby. Please sign your child up if you are interested!

This Week’s Focus December 10-14th

This week (12-10-18) we will be focusing on:

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Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

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With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

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Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem. For example, subtract 10 – 8 by finding the number that makes 10 when added to 8.

Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 – 4 = 13 – 3 – 1 = 10 – 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 – 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).

Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false. For example, which of the following equations are true and which are false? 6 = 6, 7 = 8 – 1, 5 + 2 = 2 + 5, 4 + 1 = 5 + 2. 1.NBT.2.a Domain: Number & Operations in Base Ten 10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones — called a “ten.”

The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.

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Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
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Social Studies:  

Distinguish between producers and consumers of goods and services.

Describe ways in which families consume goods and services.

Spelling List 14 December 10-14th

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Your child should study their words at home every day to practice the skill we are focusing on for the week.  They will also be tested on 2 “mystery words” that also follow the weekly skill.

Our next test will be on Friday, December 14th.

Spelling Skill:  -all words

  1. all
  2. ball
  3. fall
  4. call
  5. small
  6. tall
  7. into
  8. want
  9. too
  10. pretty

*Modified List: all, ball, fall, call, want

Eureka Math Help

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For any parent who is struggling with math homework, here is another resource that you can use that is FREE. Please feel free to check it out.
Parent Resource:
Highlight and Right click on URL:   https://greatminds.org/
Create an account as a Parent and accept user agreement, very simple to register.  
Click on the Search Icon (Top Right) 
I Am : Parent
Looking For: Math
Click Away

Read By Third Grade New Law

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Based on Public Law 306 (October 2016), third grade students who are more than a year below grade level on the state ELA assessment are under consideration for retention in third grade.  Dearborn Public Schools staff in elementary schools have been systematically planning to ensure that teachers have the training to teach reading effectively and that students receive small group instruction based on their needs.  The current year second graders are the first group to potentially be impacted by the legislation. 
You are invited to join the district task force to strengthen the planning process and to ensure that the community is informed and engaged in the success of every student.
If you would like to participate, please complete the survey.
Email addresses will be required to send confirmation and changes/reminders after the first of the year.
Thank you for helping to publicize the task force. As a community working together, we will ensure every student is successful.

Scholastic Book Fair

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Miller will be having a book fair this week.  The children will be bringing home a flier today with just a sample of the books that they will be able to buy, but there will be many more books there, too.   If your child will be bringing in money to go to the fair, please encourage them to spend the money on good fit books, rather than posters and erasers.   You are also welcome to come book shopping to add to your family library.  🙂